Our first morning back with a schedule went off without a hitch, largely in part due to our amazing babysitter/neighbor/friend/all around amazing girl Carra who showed up at 7:30 this morning to primp my girls for their special day. Curls for Sienna, braids for Hannah and mountains of love and confidence were heaped upon them this morning and I couldn't be more thankful. We are so lucky to have Carra in our lives. Every family should have a Carra.
Spence missed the beauty parlor because he was out the door at 6:45 to...wait for it...catch the bus, which nearly killed me and has had me on the very of hyperventilating all morning. I know, I know, time to lengthen the leash but as the mom who has taken him to school every morning of his life, it kills me to literally watch him walk away. He was more than excited, showing his face at my bedside at exactly 6 am when his alarm went off. Middle school is going to be awesome for him, I can feel it already, but it will take some adjusting for his over-bearing mother.
All of this back-to-schoolness leaves just me and Auzzie home alone for the day and that won't even last for long as he starts preschool next week. After 11 years of round the clock mothering, I've earned 2 1/2 hours of alone time twice a week and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited. But those sweet faces? I'm going to miss them something fierce.
Good luck sweet kiddos.